Speakers

DATO’ SRI PROF. DR. TAHIR

Executive Chairman, PT. Bank Mayapada Indonesi


SPEAKING SESSIONS


Dato’ Sri Prof. Dr. Tahir, MBA, and his son Jonathan Tahir are Co-Chairs of Tahir Foundation.

Dato’ Sri Tahir, the Founder of Mayapada Group, is a self-made entrepreneur with experience in banking, textiles and automotive industries since the early 1980s.

Dr. Tahir has been and was awarded with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011. He holds many other positions, such as President of Indonesian Chinese Entrepreneur Association (PERPIT), and Chairman of the Indonesian Chinese Businessmen Chamber of Commerce (KADIN-KIRT). He is also the first Asian to sit on the board of trustees at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dato’ Sri Tahir is committed to giving back to society through the Tahir Foundation, which has supported various initiatives in healthcare, education, legal reformation. Dr. Tahir was awarded with the honorary degree of “Dato’ Sri” from Sultan Pahang of Malaysia for his various contributions to the society, and was recognised
by Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew for his extensive contributions to education.